December 17, 2012
We all know that Harris Teeter and TowneBank are coming to the southeast corner of Wards Corner. Now Inside Business reports that Great Clips and Albano Cleaners will be moving into the Harris Teeter anchored shopping center.
Robert Gurnee, vice president of Suburban Asset Management, said Great Clips hair salon and Albano Cleaners have signed leases for space in what will be the new Suburban Park Shopping Center.
In the works also are these businesses, not yet named – a sandwich shop, a vitamin supplement store, a mattress company, a Mexican restaurant and a cell phone company. The developer said it’s also in negotiations with a drive-through coffee house.
The full article can be read here.
October 13, 2012
Inside Business has an article with some new details about the planned TowneBank branch at Wards Corner.
Though still in the early design stages, Keith Horton, TowneBank senior executive vice president, said the plan is to build a free-standing retail branch of about 4,500 to 5,000 square feet. It will have an ATM, drive-through teller and night deposit station.
Construction, Horton said, will follow the construction timeline of Harris Teeter, expected to begin in April.
TowneBank chose Wards Corner for its new retail branch location, Horton said, because of the redevelopment happening there.
“It completes our market for Norfolk,” he said. “It fills a gap in the Hampton Roads community.”